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Unusual sources of sugar lead item

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by biggles36, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. biggles36

    biggles36 Type 2 · Member

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    I am confused. One of the paragraphs in the article seems to suggest that it is a good thing to prevent the emergence of glucagon between the hours of 02.00 and 08.00. From several weight loss books I have read that glucagon is the opposite to insulin in that insulin puts any excess sugar into the body's cells as fat for energy storage. In the period from 2 till 8 the body has fully digested all the food in the stomach and yet it still needs to access energy to power the systems such as brain, heart, digestive etc. It therefore has to get that energy by getting some fat back out of the cells and to do this it uses glucagon which will only operate when insulin is not present. If you want to lose weight and come out of suffering from type 2 then you have got to get that fat out of the cells, so why should we prevent the presence of glucagon?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Might help if you could tell us where the article you refer to might be found.
    Once you have made a few more posts your ability to post a link will be enabled but in the interim..
     
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  3. biggles36

    biggles36 Type 2 · Member

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    It's the first article on the Home page today. Start from www.diabetes.co.uk.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Problem with the report.
    "However, in people who have type 2 diabetes, this process does not work as it should, and high glucose levels stop glucagon from being released."
    This should surely read "high glucose levels do not stop glucagon from being released.".
    This probably explains both my extended dawn phenomenon and the high glucose levels when exercising in the morning.
    Glucagon dumping glucose into the blood stream when BG already high.
    So not just the beta cells causing problems.
     
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